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Who Is The Hippo Goddess In Moon Knight Episode 4?

The Hippo Goddess is an Egyptian, also known as Taweret. According to the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum website, she was a protective goddess depicted as a hippopotamus. She’s often referred to as the goddess of fertility and childbirth. Amulets bearing her likeness were speculated to obstruct evil spirits, plus protect children and mothers from sickness and death.

She also, according to Inverse, has the ability of rejuvenation, providing life by flooding the Nile, bestowing birth on the living, reviving the dead, or helping them cross into the afterlife. She’s also depicted in ancient Egyptian art as having the highest half of a hippo, feline paws, and therefore the tail of a Crocodylus niloticus. In other words…the opposite of Ammit in appearance.

Taweret hasn’t marked her present in Marvel Comics, including any Moon Knight runs. The Egyptian gods that are in the comics are called Ennead and act similarly to the Asgardians and Celestials, only interfering with humanity when necessary. Taweret can be considered an Ennead within the MCU, despite never appearing in Marvel lore before.

Who Is The Hippo Goddess?

Who Is The Hippo Goddess In Moon Knight Episode 4?
Who Is The Hippo Goddess In Moon Knight Episode 4?

Alright, so Diab has confirmed that Taweret plays an awfully important role within the story, and we’ll be seeing lots of her next episode. But who is she?

The goddess was most ordinarily worshiped mutually of birth and fertility. Growing in popularity within the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2055–1650 BCE), Taweret’s visage began to appear on talismans, household food and drink vessels, and more during this time frame. But, she was also called a funeral deity during this era, leading some Egyptologists to believe that the goddess symbolized the rebirth after death. Later on, during the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BCE), the goddess’ power within the perception of the people would only grow. As time went on, Taweret wasn’t just worshiped for the fertility she fostered, except for her regenerative powers addition.

Sure does sound sort of a friend that Marc Spector is gonna need around for the following episode just about.

Perhaps significant to future episodes of the series is the legend of  Set, Osiris, and Horus. When Set killed Osiris and sought to kill his son, Horus, after his rise to power, Taweret held Set down so Horus could kill him. Some ancient Egyptian texts suggest that Horus and Seth were in a never-ending power struggle over a shared force, but that the cult of Horus grew and therefore the odds shifted in his favor. Mythical theories aside, it’s clear that Taweret played an important role in Set’s downfall.

Moon Knight has kept many of the better-known Egyptian gods and pharaohs out of the conversation to date, but we all know a dude with a cult who’s entrenched during a power struggle or two and will use a solid bop on the nose for bad behavior.

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So, how can a goddess is generally known for her fertility and childbirth tip the proverbial scales of Moon Knight? in a very lot of the way, it turns out! As all mothers, the goddess is well-known for her fierce strength and perseverance when push involves shove. She isn’t portrayed joined of the foremost fearsome animals existing for nothin’. Marc’s bound to need her help within the war he’s found himself in the middle of, except, for now, the dude mostly needs the opening in his body plugged up.

We didn’t forget that integral is a part of Diab’s comment from above, either! “[The next episode] directly challenge whatever you’re thinking that of her…” could have endless perceptions. Does the director mean that we’ll be seeing her step beyond the common understanding that ends at “maternity symbol”? Or perhaps we’ll see a full new iteration of the goddess that only loosely ties to what ancient history tells us about the character.

As the series continues, we’ll see how Salib portrays this spanking new Marvel character, and what Taweret means for Marc and Steven’s fate in Moon Knight.

Who Voices Taweret in Moon Knight?

Who Is The Hippo Goddess In Moon Knight Episode 4?
Who Is The Hippo Goddess In Moon Knight Episode 4?

When we get to see Taweret, she greets Steven and Marc with a shy, high-pitched hello. Her voice actor is Antonia Salib, a novel addition to both the MCU and tv. According to IMDb, Moon Knight is her very first major credit. Back in March, she spoke on the red carpet and said she was, “given license to make my character and everybody was on board to figure it out.”As the series continues, we’ll need to see how Salib portrays this fresh Marvel character, and what Taweret means for Marc and Steven’s fate in Moon Knight.

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Ayushman Maurya
Ayushman Maurya
I used to be an introvert having a friend or two at most. Everything changed after high school. With the wildest friend circle in school, my personality developed. I explored various fields then which helped me broaden my horizon. I started watching anime and reading manga in high school as well. I have already watched more than 400+ anime and read 50+ manga/manhua/manhwa. I also started writing to express my thoughts about them. I am always keen on discussions regarding anime and manga.

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